March 14

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 31:1-18; Psalms 79:1-80:19; Acts 18:24-19:20

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27, NKJV

This solemn warning is given to those who have never repented of their sin nor accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. On the cross of Calvary, the Saviour bore the sins of the world, but to be born again is a personal matter. The Lord Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7, NKJV). Have you ever cried out from the depths of your heart and confessed: Christ Jesus died for me? —E. MacLelland

It was for me, yes all for me,
O love of God, so great so free,
O wondrous love, I’ll shout and sing,
He died for me, my Lord and King. —J. M. White

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Exodus 31:1-18; Psalms 79:1-80:19; Acts 18:24-19:20

Brethren, the time is short. 1 Corinthians 7:29

The great Napoleon knew the value of time. He often said, “In every battle there is a crisis of perhaps ten to fifteen minutes on which the outcome depends. The proper use of that short period means victory. Improper use of those few minutes and one is destined for defeat”. Realizing, with Paul, that the time is short, let us, in fellowship with our Heavenly Commander, use every minute for His glory and service. “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6). —Arnot P. McIntee

Go, labour on while it is day,
The world’s dark night is hastening on,
Speed, speed your work, cast sloth away,
It is not thus that souls are won. —Horatius Bonar